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Sorting out this bizarre incident now on board a commercial aircraft first the captain was.
Heard saying all kinds of crazy things and they're the co pilot locked him out of the cockpit.
That doesn't happen folks passengers and restrain the captain on board this jetBlue flight from New York to Las Vegas he was ranting about -- -- going.
Something about Iran and Iraq and that he was held down taken away in an ambulance after the plane was diverted to Amarillo Texas.
Is one -- -- -- Started.
Get inside -- In the long grass and stuff thank.
-- -- in the -- trying to get inside.
And there's so much -- David Gonzales was on board gave -- as one of the passengers who tackled the pilot.
And physically sat on him until the plane landed Amarillo Texas -- -- New York City.
Corrections officer David what a story you have a good morning to you.
I -- a good morning hello to be the eyes in the years for us on board that plane.
You were in the second row you had ceased to be in to see.
One was the first overtime.
You saw or heard that -- Are actually I I see him come out the cockpit and actually try to.
Make entry to the bathroom the analysts who the cockpit normally -- -- the area.
To avoid anybody from interfering in that -- when he opens up the cockpit doors and he he couldn't get in that was young lady in there and then he decided to I guess this goes on the go to the back at a plane.
And -- at that time when he came back out front he.
He was just a different person he started to kick.
The cockpit door and he's as -- to change to quote army.
And CE you know the stewardess is right -- decided.
Try to tackle the guy and that did it escalated as well as the the side of the door.
When now I would I I started to react but I just thought he was just gonna pull -- handle.
And open up one of the doors.
And I acts is there anything I can do and -- -- please help me.
Permanent she had a fractured rib and and watch us was hurting -- so.
He started yelling at me and he basically telling me you know you've got upgraded would do the -- which I do anyway and and he talked about Iraq and Iran and that and that he was pointing to me I was able to grab his hand and put him in and -- -- And -- at that time it was a struggle I couldn't get salute.
-- is still in time but I managed to get to those throw.
Stopping the -- the air flow through to his brain.
Get him to suit subdued him.
In a situation like that you just -- on harm this guy down here.
It listen live because I understand you're the father of five in this -- up and down the aisle saying you better start praying right now.
And that's where I don't know what was going through your head but that the way you describe this -- being one person before -- went inside the bathroom another person when he came out.
Others say he was he was drinking a lot of water at the time well what the world changed with this man usually.
I I don't know I -- -- -- when he came out his eyes word we're up almost popping out of his head.
-- I just I just knew that distilled his couldn't handle them and -- Mars and I've realized hey you know.
If I'm not gonna get involved now I you know there's on -- very people behind me.
I just thought about just just that they get them out.
Try to get them to the floor.
-- -- -- you you know I want him back in that cockpit did you.
No no I I would -- madam back in there but he almost -- -- when one kid.
And that's when the stewardess got involved in and be the application that's gave it to the side door and that's when.
I just said you know some got -- theocracy.
I -- that is why there isn't that it was open the door and just.
Just you know -- as I -- made -- -- -- that you weren't sure you'd be here right now we got back in the cockpit itself.
My best yeah it was I think I am certain this is not the trip to Vegas you had anticipated.
But the irony is that they're now giving an award of it later today you being -- corrections officer off duty on duty.
Perhaps save the lives than released the the injured to a lot of people David so.
Thank you for your time and I guess what happens these days they no longer stays there.
But you have a two hours David thanks thank you some.
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